Commodore Notebook: Monmouth

Vanderbilt, 72-30, gets back into competitive action Friday through Sunday in Egg Harbor, NJ., at the Monmouth Hawk Flight Invite.  The King Pin Bowling & Entertainment Center in Egg Harbor is the host facility.
Competing teams and national rankings  
Bloomfield, Caldwell, Coppin State, Delaware State (12), Fairleigh Dickinson (8), Felician, LIU-Brooklyn (17), Maryland-Eastern Shore (6), Monmouth (22), Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T (10), Saint Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) (11), Sam Houston (5), Vanderbilt (2), Wilmington, Youngstown (25)
About the tournament 
Vanderbilt has won two of the previous three Monmouth tournaments, 2016 and last year wrapped around a third place finish in 2017.  Vanderbilt has two primary reasons for participating: it gives the Commodores a heavy dose of eastern competition and it has respect for the Monmouth head coach, Karen Grygiel, who was the first woman to commit to Vanderbilt Coach John Williamson when he began the program and was also a three-year teammate of Associate Head Coach Josie Barnes.
Timeline and formats 
Friday:            9:55 a.m.  Begins five, 5-Game Baker matches.
Saturday:       8:30 a.m.  Five traditional games
Sunday:         7:25 a.m.   Three rounds of best four of seven Baker games
*All times are CT.
Daily warm-ups are 30 minutes prior these times.
Following the tournament 
Vanderbilt livestreams over its YouTube page (and on occasion, Facebook Live). Results are posted on VandyBowling Facebook and Twitter accounts and a daily recap will appear on this web site.
Last time out
The Commodores won Sam Houston’s Ladyjack Invitational two weeks ago, their third championship of the season.  Samantha Gainor made the all-tournament team with a fifth place finish and solid contributions from Jordan Newham, Emily Rigney, Adel Wahner and Maria Bulanova.
Travel squad
Braeden Abrahamsen, Maria Bulanova, Angelique Dalesandro, Samantha Gainor, Bryanna Leyen, Jordan Newham, Kristin Quah, Emily Rigney, Adel Wahner.  It is the first trip of the year for Abrahamsen, a sophomore who got into the rotation a few times as a freshman.